U.S. Tech Team Tries To Attract Developers To Government, Pledges To Use Open Data

Sean Ludwig | VentureBeat | May 23, 2012

The CTO and CIO of the U.S. government have announced a new digital roadmap for the U.S. that encourages the further use of open data, and tries to inspire developers to work for the government.

“We have an opportunity to make this country shine,” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said along with Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel (pictured) today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York.

Both men spoke about their goal of improving the government’s digital initiatives as well as attracting talented developers to their cause.

The new roadmap is centered on five ideas: